Whitehead Festival 2017

Festival Runs 28 July to 13 August 2017

The 2017 festival program is now available. Many have been delivered to doorsteps and there are also leaflets available in the shops around town. The program will also be available as a PDF for download shortly. A number of posters have been created for various events and these are also being tweeted out.

Follow Whitehead on Twitter, using the Twitter handle @WhiteheadNIrela and why not add these dates to your diary for a special day out or a go at your favourite competition / sport / leisure activity? There is also plenty for children to do.


These include sports and competitions, like tennis, soccer-golf, swimmimg and the popular raft race.

Food & Folk & Yarn

For the foodies among you, there will be plenty of new items to try, as well as listening to Folk Music and you can also try the NEW entry this year – Yarn displays. There is also fishing, garden society, cycling and Pool, as well as workshops for kids and environmental activities of different kinds.

What Else?

A quiz, steam trains, and a biodiversity summer school, for starters.


End August 2015 events Carrickfergus Parks

Sunflower Competition – NOW!

It’s time to measure your sunflower! Entrants aged 15 and under should measure the size of their sunflower during the last week of August using a metric tape measure and complete the entry form, and return by the 1st September to: Carrickfergus in Bloom, Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus. Application forms are available from Council buildings, local press or can be downloaded at: www.carrickfergusinbloom.org/sunflower.htm

Outdoor Theatre – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Friday 28th August

On Friday 28th August 2015 in Shaftesbury Park, Carrickfergus. Gates open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems four young, unsuspecting, lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens….  Admission is FREE but entry is strictly on a first come, first-served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Link: http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/events/outdoor-theatre-a-midsummer-nights-dream

Salthill Community Fun Day – Saturday 29th August

Come along to the community fun day on Saturday 29th August from 12 to 4pm. at Salthill Playing Fields, Carrickfergus. There will be plenty of fun for all the family including an assault course, bungee run, bouncy castles, petting zoo and much more! FREE Event.  Link: http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/events/community-fun-day-carrickfergus

Teddy Bears Picnic, Carrickfergus – Monday 31st August

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… the annual and always very popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic returns to Marine Gardens on Monday 31st August 2015 from 12 to 4pm. The event features an abundance of teddy bear- themed entertainment for all of the family! Particularly aimed at pre-school and primary school children. FREE Event. Link: http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/events/teddy-bears-picnic-carrickfergus